Apple updates MacBook Pro – new Intel Core 2 Duo processors, increased memory and LED-backlit display

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The Apple store has been down today – but has returned to offer us a new and improved MacBook Pro, which now include the latest Intel Core 2 Duo processors and up to 4GB of memory.

All MacBook Pro models now host an Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 4MB of shared L2 cache, an 800 MHz frontside bus and 2GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM memory, along with an NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT card for graphics. Three specifications are available – 2.2 GHz and 2.4 GHz 15-inch MacBook Pro models and a 2.4 GHz 17-inch MacBook Pro model. The 15-inch models feature a new LED-backlit display and are the first with LED backlighting as part of the company’s effort to eliminate the use of mercury in its products.

Other features include a built-in iSight video camera, a MagSafe Power Adapter and 802.11n wireless networking, along with built-in 10/100/1000 BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate), a FireWire 800 and a FireWire 400 port, a backlit illuminated keyboard, an ExpressCard/34 expansion card slot and a DVI video output. Software includes iLife ‘06 and Mac OS X version 10.4.9 Tiger.

Prices start at £1,299.

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